From the 19th of August to the 22nd of August 2009, Andreas Schmidt followed Justin S. whom he had invited to come on a trip to Venice a few weeks earlier. Quite by chance they encountered some of the same locations as Sophie Calle back in 1980. Others were sought out deliberately...
For four days Andreas Schmidt followed Justin S. on the streets of Venice. For the pleasure of following him, because he particularly interested him. He photographed him with and without his knowledge, occasionally asked him to pose, or sometimes to help re-create a photograph from 'Suite vénitienne'.
At times he lost sight of him.
Limited to 100 copies
"knowingly at the opposite end of attractive publishing" Elisabeth Tonnard / artist "a prolific self-publisher exploring the very nature of books and magazines" Christopher Clary / artist "It's such a bold yet brilliant idea" Mishka Henner / artist "What a laugh!" Martin Parr / photographer / curator / supreme book collector "I'm appalled that you did this" Judy Natal / photographer "One more time you do a very clever job" Rémi Coignet / Le Monde "Andreas Schmidt brilliantly debunks the notion that expensive equals quality" Jonathan Lewis / artist "Andreas Schmidt takes the concept of the book and shakes it like a rag doll...until its head comes off. He finds truth in extremes." Jean Keller / artist "Schmidt is a master of the unexpected twist" Hatje Cantz Publishers "a superb collaborative photobook work" Harvey Benge / photographer "I'll track down your books" Alec Soth / photographer "a pleasingly disruptive photobook maker" Marc Feustel / Eyecurious
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